Show Kids New York at Uncle Paul’s Pizza

The New York Knicks and Garden of Dreams continued their holiday spirit by hosting a fun filled pizza-making party at Uncle Paul’s Pizza near Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Thirty children from Garden of Dreams partner organization, WHEDco were greeted by Santa at the doors of Uncle Paul’s Pizza inviting them in for a pizza party they will never forget. Once the children were outfitted in their purple Garden of Dreams aprons and chef hats, they were introduced to their cooking partners for the evening. Tyson Chandler, Amar’e Stoudemire, Steve Novak and Kurt Thomas were all in attendance in their Knicks aprons to make personal pizza pies with their friends from Garden of Dreams. Chef Dino from Uncle Paul’s Pizza was on hand to give personal lessons on how to knead the dough to create the perfect crust, the secret of spreading the exact amount of sauce and the special technique of sprinkling the cheese to create an incredible tasting pizza. In small groups, each child got the chance to make their personalized pizzas and enjoy a chocolate fondue fountain along with their favorite Knicks. Each child received gift bags, autographs and pictures from the Knicks players. A highlight of the evening came when one table of children held hands to say Grace and proceeded by saying, “Thank you for Tyson, Amar’e, Novak and Thomas; Amen.” The children were truly grateful for such a special evening spent with their favorite Knicks.

Thank you to Uncle Paul’s Pizza for an incredible event.

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